For Immediate Release
September 9, 2009

Illinois State Board of Education announces

FY 2011 Budget Hearing in Champaign

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced today that its Finance and Audit Committee will host a series of meetings on the FY 2011 Budget over the next several months, beginning Tuesday, September 15, 2009 in Champaign. The hearing at the Champaign Public Library is the first of eight budget hearings ISBE will host this fall around the state. The public is invited to attend and those wishing to participate may sign-in upon arrival. Please provide 15 copies of all written testimony to be submitted, including a detailed budget for programs being discussed.

The Finance and Audit Committee FY 2011 Budget Hearings will be accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons planning to attend who need special accommodations should contact the Board office no later than the day before the meeting they wish to attend. Contact the Superintendent's office at the State Board of Education, Phone: 217-782-2221; TTY/TDD: 217-782-1900; Fax: 217-785-3972.